JK Tyre IndiKarting National Series’ First Round Ends Well With A Huge Response


The JK Tyre IndiKarting National Series, powered by Tata Motors, took place at Kharads’s karting track in Pune from 23rd to 24th April ’16. This Pune round of the latest kart racing series received 173 entries across various categories.

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Winners of various categories of JK Tyre IndiKarting National Series

This latest karting series promoted by JK Tyre and powered by Tata Motors has made a great share in subsidizing the participation fees of the participants. Youngsters and elders, all of them participated in this first round of the JK Tyre IndiaKarting National Series. Every participant got a chance of experiencing the thrills and spills of Motorsport.

The first round saw close to 70% of the entries coming from first time racers. To ensure more comfort level to them, the concept of ‘arrive and drive’ for such entries provided a great experience to them and they also experienced the taste of racing at a very negligible entry fees. The Pro categories (Senior, Junior and Cadet) on the other hand, had the participants who owned or leased the racing karts.

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The results of the races of various categories are as follows:

Pro Senior Category (Race 1, Race 2 & Race 3) – Aanjan Patodia of Pune won Race 1 after a tough battle with Mumbai’s Aaroh Ravindra with Rahul Sharan of team Race Concepts, Bengaluru finishing in third. In Race 2, the drivers were arranged in the reverse grid format with the winner of Race 1 starting from last. Aaroh Ravindra bagged the second place even after starting from the 13th place. Rishabh Rathi came first having started from 2nd grid position. In Race 3, Aanjan Patodia pulled off a brilliant move taking the outer line at the first corner to overtake Aaroh which made him the winner twice in the Pro Senior category.

Pro Cadet Category (Race 1, Race 2 & Race 3) – Aadityansh Kaulshi won Race 1 by showing off his brilliant driving skills. But in Race 2, he couldn’t win as the drivers were placed under reverse grid rules, which was hence won by Raunaq Sinha. In Race 3, Hoshmand Elavia who started from 2nd place made an excellent start which helped him in grabbing the first position and Aadityansh also tried his level best but he couldn’t make it ahead of Hoshmand, who won the race.

Senior Open Category – In this race Mumbai’s Jatin Vora came first while Aman Singh and Tukshad Daver came second and third respectively.

Interschool Category – Arihand Taleja of St. Mary’s School came first, while Nitesh Deshmukh of Bhojwani School finished in second place and Aryan Shrivastav of Vibgyor High School came third in this race.

Senior Amateur Category – This category got more entries than the other various categories. The racing was stiff. Malcolm Elavia from Mumbai won ahead of Saurabh Sutar and Kamran Dubash came third.

All the three winners of these three classes gained free entry into the National Final at the last round in Delhi, where they will compete against the winners from other cities of Goa, Vadodara, Ldhiana and Delhi.

Master Category – Zubin Chinoy won this race ahead of Sameer Tahir and Kejas Shah.

Women’s Category – Romilla William won the race ahead of Aishwarya Dhumal and Khyati Mody.

Media Category – This race was arranged for the Media professionals/journalists. Sirish Chandran (editor, EVO India magazine), finished on the first position while Viraj David (myself, Co-Founder, Automobilians.com) came second and the 2nd runner up’s trophy was bagged by Aatish Misra (EVO India).

Corporate Category – Jatin Vora came first ahead of Arish Davar and Malcolm Elavia.

Senior Plus Category – Kejas Shah won in this category and Zubin Chinoy and Sajid Sakarwala came second and third respectively.

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Rayomand Banajee, of IndiKarting said, “It was very reassuring to see 173 entries in the first round of the JK Tyre IndiKarting National Series. It showed that motorsports has huge potential in India. Thanks to JK Tyre and Tata Motors, who are subsidizing costs for the participants, racing has become a lot more accessible to everyone”.

I being one of the participants, got a chance of experiencing the taste of Motorsport. Automobilians.com thanks JK Tyre and Tata Motors for coming up with such latest karting national series which has helped many of the new comers/racers to participate in various races at a very affordable price. We support Motorsport in India!